As an alternative, I thought about buying a mule as I remembered all the mules I had seen during my time in Central America. But in July 2014, a friend of my employers offered me a Morab mare at a decent price.
Enter Jingles, my first horse. Jingles is the road captain, but Roxy, my Morgan mare, is the boss. I ride J primarily while ponying, although Roxy is also ridden for intense sections. If Roxy is Yin, then Jingles is Yang. Roxy eats up the miles, Jingles floats over them. I have owned my mares for over 2 years now, riding them separately, together and in groups over a very wide range of road and trail conditions. Our bond makes for a tight unit.
Let’s just say that communicating with the outside world when you have no electricity, no phone, no internet and no truck is a little challenging…I walk or ride my horses down the dirt road and use the phone or internet at my buddy’s house, then come back home to write more on my battery powered laptop.
The Long Riders Guild. I own several of their published books and will purchase a couple more in the month to come. Armed with the most pertinent and important knowledge, one gets an idea of what is to come, once one leaves the comfort of home…
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